1M Goldfish Have a New Fish Bowl to Call Home At least until they get eaten... By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Apr 30, 2016 4:55 PM CDT 19 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – More than 1 million goldfish now have a giant fishbowl to call home in a Phoenix suburb, the AP reports. Tempe officials dumped roughly 1.2 million goldfish and minnows into Tempe Town Lake on Friday. They say the fish will serve as a natural insect control for midge flies' larvae, which are at the bottom. According to KPNX, the fish were transported from Arkansas by truck. The man-made Tempe Town Lake already holds a variety of fish, including bass and carp. The goldfish are expected to be a food source for the larger fish. The lake was drained in March to replace a dam at its west end. It's expected to reopen in May. Officials say the new dam will be more cost-effective and dependable and last for at least 50 years.